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Supporting Politically Smart Social Accountability

Series: Are we Ready for Strategic Social Accountability?
Authors: Florencia Guerzovich and Maria Poli
Published by: the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA)
Date: October 2014

The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) proposes a new form of funding civil society groups working to solve difficult governance and development problems. It fills a gap in the funding landscape as it targets long-term constructive engagement between state and civil society organizations (CSOs). The innovations to date include setting up a distinct grant-making component and some initial institutional incentives so that grantees are rewarded for acting in a politically savvy way. Though it is a novel approach, there are many challenges for the GPSA to deliver on its promise.

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Series: Are We Ready for Strategic Social Accountability?
Note 1: Creating Space for Social Accountability: the Global Partnership for Social Accountability
Note 2: Strategies that harness the context to generate social accountability
Note 3: Responsive and Multi-Pronged Strategies
Note 4: Picking Partners and Allies that Bolster Your Social Accountability Efforts
Note 5: Adaptive Learning
Note 6: What Next for Strategic Social Accountability?
Note 7: Supporting Politically Smart Social Accountability
Note 8: How Are GPSA’s Partners Thinking about Scale and Trying to Achieve it?

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